City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sidewalk creatures

What one does to stop people parking cars on the sidewalk? Well in this city mostly nothing, but sometimes these yellow creatures are given life to allow pedestrians to have enjoyable and safe walk.

Does your city have the same problem or are we alone?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Dr Martin Luther King - Peace

Donated by the Government of the United States of America to the City of Tuzla 15.01.2003.
Dr Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize 1964.

Have a prosperous week.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Extra hour - yuppie

In the whole Europe early Sunday morning, the clocks are going back one hour to Greenwich Mean Time, so we are all going to have an extra hour in bed. If you're interested here is an interesting article about it.

This clock is showing 'exact' time to passers by in the city centre, better known as Korzo where we all have fun.

Enjoy that extra hour wherever you are!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Still standing

One Friday night lamppost said to a sign “can I take you out for a drink?”. I took this photo on Saturday.

What is your drink of choice?

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Sunset at Farisa's

For some people sunsets are the favourite time of day, I’m not sure that’s the case with me, I’m kind of more nocturnal but since I’ve seen so many great sunset photos all around DP family I thought I should post one too.
So here it is, sunset at Farisa's boutique.

What would you say it’s your favourite part of the day/night?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

CD pirates part II

I started taking photos of CD stalls a wile ago, this one is very popular and to my knowledge the cheapest one in the city so it had to be included in my photo collection.

What do you listen at the moment on your ipods, CD players, radio…?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


This part of Tuzla is called Slatina, just across the road of the football stadium which is in Tusanj. That of course doesn’t mean anythning to any of you, I just thought you should know ;)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


This is a playground of the local high school – Gymnasium, as it’s called in some European countries.
It’s richly decorated in graffiti art which I happened to like.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Succulent watermelon

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cooled watermelon on a hot summer day. Summer is now gone and watermelon season is almost finished too… sigh… All that is left is what you see in the picture.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Concrete menagerie

The owners of this garden are so inclined so they have permanent display of concrete menagerie.
These peculiar ornaments became very popular in the surrounding villages for some unknown reason in the last few years. You wouldn't believe what one can find around gardens, the whole zoo… from roaring lions, unicorns to all sorts of birds and most certainly swans and pink flamingos are the most popular.

Do any gnomes live in your garden?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Lungs of the City

Everybody agrees the cities should have more trees to clean our polluted air. This tree seams very determined to do a good deed.

Have a good weekend.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Delightful rose hip

This red rose hip bush goes well with the background, I think =)

Kris from lovely Szentes this one is for you.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Tuzla and surrounding region has always been known for its coalmines. Coalminers played a big role in an uprising against German occupying army in the Second World War. They organized themselves as a part of a ‘partisan’ army.
This “Coalminer” monument was built to commemorate all the coalminers that lost their lives in the Second World War. Nearly every household had a small version of the “Coalminer”.

Almost every family had someone working in a coalmine industry.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Traditional dress

This photo was taken a while ago and shows our traditional dress. It’s always nice to see young people keeping old tradition alive.
They dress up like this for certain occasions like national celebrations and cultural events.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Old bike

Old bikes are always amazing to see on the street, how funny this one even has a bicycle lock - hehe as if someone's going to steal it and I quite like the colour of it - looks like a red necklace, nice accessory =)
Salut to people who are still using them, recycling things is always a positive thing.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wood logs

This is a typical 'old' Bosnian house and this is a common site at this time of the year. People are preparing for colder days, chopping up the wood to use for heating in the winter on the countryside. This photo is taken just outside of the city where there isn't any central heating.
You can see a haystack just behind a house as the one I shown you two weeks ago.

Imagine temperature below zero, snow high up to your knees and you are sitting by the fire having a drink, laugh... Well I'm 'slowly' adapting to the autumn and still longing for the hot weather.

Have a good week guys.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Perfect Sunday

When you’re enjoying yourself nothing can stop you, not even rain in this case. Hope this man brought a dinner home.
Some say fishing is a very relaxing hobby.

What is your perfect Sunday?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

'erbs 'r' us

This is a nasturtium Tropaeolum majus L. Apart from looking pretty, the leafs are very tasty and are used in salads, they taste of horseradish and apparently they’re very nutritious. This plant is widely spread in Bosnia, you can see it in most gardens.

Salut to Eric.

Have a nice weekend.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Old and new – well not that new.

VW Beatle is one on of the best loved and recognized cars in the world.
Maybe you own one?

What car do you have, if any?

Thursday, October 12, 2006


After yesterday's post I thought I should award you with a bunch of lovely flowers. I wouldn’t know the name but if you recognize them please let me know.

I was thinking abut DP and realized how we practice 'niceness' every day. When leaving comments everybody is trying to find something positive, creative, interesting (jokes are always welcome) in other people posts and that's admiring to me. Thank you all for that.

Have a nice the rest of the week and don't forget to have fun wherever you are!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Little girl

This little girl is very sweet and you are already asking yourself why is she sitting on the pavement! Well, sad as it is she is a beggar, not homeless, not without family but a little girl working on the street. Very very sad.
I don’t think kids should ever ever be send on the street to earn money.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Night life

Korzo is the place where everyone likes to be in the evening during summer. When the colder days come cafés will slowly take place of the gardens and strolling up and down the 'korzo' (korzo is a strip like walkway).
It's a shame the summer doesn't last longer.

Where do you go out when the winter comes?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Sweetcorn 'bosanac'

I love nature, and this photo was taken recently just outside of the city on the corn field.
Bosnia is famous for its very sweet sweetcorn called ‘bosanac’.

Have a good week and don’t work too hard!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

My sister

Dreaming of flowers...

What are you dreaming of? Big cake with cherries on top?

Hope you are all having a delicious weekend =)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Enjoy Bosnia and Herzegovina on CNN

From 6th of October CNN has started showing promotional videos of beautiful B&H with the message “Enjoy Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

As you can see we’re thoroughly enjoying it.

Please watch the videos and “enjoy”.
Hope you gonna like all three of them.

Have a great weekend all around the globe!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Luxury accommodation

This will be a luxurious swimming pool and a spa ~~~eventually~~~ on the Modrac Lake.
Can you imagine that?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

CD of your choice

Where do you buy your CDs?

Pirate CDs are being sold on the street, agree or don’t but when the pockets are empty one doesn’t have much choice.
Well in Tuzla lots of things are up side down so people are bending corners whenever they can.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Natural History Collection

The building in the middle is a “Natural History Collection” or as we call it “Bioloska zbirka” I couldn’t translate it literary as a biological collection museum because it wouldn’t make sense but inside it’s all abut biology - nature at it’s best, where you can find all kinds of beetles, butterflies, birds... the whole wildlife.
I haven’t been inside for a while but I am certain it hasn’t changed. You must admit it doesn’t look bad from the outside.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


This is a common site just when you get out of the city. Haystacks everywhere, prepared for the winter.

It’s a haystack of a dried summer grass, the cows will soon eat it and it’ll not be there any more – till next year. Now it gives us a nice picture =)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Liberation day

Today Tuzla is celebrating 2nd of October – The Liberation Day.

After the yesterdays elections we all hope for the better future.
This SDP poster says: Unemployment in Tuzla Canton (TK) is getting higher! 86 000 people without job!

Have a good week!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Theme day - Taxis

Hellooo Taxi...

Here you can see a selection of the taxis in Tuzla, you might have noticed they’re normal private cars...
Tuzla has 200 registered taxis but there’re abut 350 illegal taxis plying their trade without paying any taxes, which creates a huge problem for the legal ones who have to pay all the government charges. In a way it’s "understandable" because the employment situation is more than bad so people do whatever they can to survive.

Taxis are very cheep, most of them are running like buses, up and down the main street stopping everywhere and that would cost you the same as the bus fare which is 1KM = €0.50 or $0.70 if you deviate from the normal bus route it would cost you double 2KM or €1 or $1.40.
Taxis going from the main bus terminal to most of destinations within the city would charge you 5KM or €2.5 or $3.5. It’s not a privilege to use a taxi in Tuzla, everybody’s using them and when you get in you can expect for the taxi to stop on the next bus stop to pick up more passengers.

Have a nice Sunday.

Have fun visiting other Taxi theme participating cities around the world:

Porto -Albuquerque -London -Seattle, WA (USA) [Kim] -Edinburgh -Stayton, OR -Greenville, SC -Budapest -Antigua Guatemala -Alexandria, VA -Manila -Twin Cities -Szentes -Paris -Portsmouth -Ryde -Sydney -Oulu -Singapore [keropok] -Santiago -Melbourne, Aust -Dubai UAE -Bandung (Indonesia) -Copenhagen -Sequim -Singapore -Tenerife -Sharon, CT -Tuzla, B&H -Jakarta (Indonesia) -Rotterdam -Brussels -Stavanger (Norway) -Aliso Viejo, CA -Oshawa, ON, Canada -Vantaa, Finland -Trier (Germany) -Newcastle upon Tyne -Hong Kong -Shang Hai -Brussels -San Diego, CA (USA) -Sydney (Nathalie) -St Paul (USA) -